CAMBRIDGE, MA – Jan. 21, 2015 –– Quickbase, a leading low-code application development platform, today announced Quickbase Sync for CSV providing no-code connection and ongoing synchronization with external data systems via Box, Dropbox or Google Drive. With the ability to pull data from Comma-Separated Value (CSV) files stored in the cloud, Quickbase users can now combine a broader diversity of data in new ways to create applications that provide better insights and streamline business processes.
Ever-increasing demand for custom apps coupled with the growth of BYOD, mobile and cloud app usage is changing the enterprise. Employees are now on the front lines of app development, creating business critical apps and updating them in real time, while IT focuses on the strategic priorities of security and compliance. The rise of “citizen developers” means a shorter backlog of requests for IT and more effective business tools, but getting access to the myriad of data silos remains a challenge. Quickbase Sync for CSV provides easy access to data across these silos by automating the process of connecting to data and refreshing it. This eliminates administrative tasks like manual data imports and enables those closest to the business challenges to pull the information they need to use to streamline operations.
The self-service data integration capabilities of Quickbase Sync for CSV empower business professionals to build apps that access data generated by on-premise and cloud systems with minimal IT assistance. Users are able to create consolidated reports across multiple sources of data in fewer steps and insert the information into key workflows and business processes. As new data is added or changed within Box, Dropbox or Google Drive, it can be automatically refreshed via the Quickbase Sync for CSV functionality. IT staff also maintains full control over data permissions and governance in Quickbase to eliminate concerns over “shadow IT” and have the ability to collaborate with business users to prototype more complex integrations and processes.
“At Quickbase, our vision is to empower business professionals, IT developers and system integrators with a broad spectrum of integration technologies so they can solve their business problems and drive productivity at any level of coding skill,” said Jeff Prus, Director, Product Management, Quickbase. “Our goal is to enable organizations to rapidly build IT-sanctioned ecosystems of connected apps to drive improved processes, insights and decisions in their increasingly digital businesses. As the next step in the journey, Quickbase Sync for CSV unlocks even more critical data with our classic Quickbase ease and innovative no-code interface.”
Early access customer Helm Inc., which provides branded merchandise, multichannel fulfillment, and marketing services, leverages Quickbase Sync for CSV to unlock critical data and drive bottom line improvements in cash flow.
“By connecting to data from our systems of record via Quickbase Sync for CSV, we eliminated the time spent previously cobbling data together and opened up new possibilities to streamline our business operations,” said Michael Wacht, Vice President, Operations, Helm. “With Quickbase we are able to automatically trigger alerts that go directly to our sales teams and cut down on the number of steps required to act on a past due invoice. Quickbase has built a bridge between our citizen developers and our IT department and we expect a profound effect on our cash flow and productivity. Our order-to-cash cycle will be sped up by at least two weeks and our accounting team will save about 300 hours a year.”
Quickbase Sync for CSV is the second release for the Quickbase Sync portfolio. The original offering, Quickbase Sync for Cloud Apps, integrates Quickbase with popular cloud applications such as Salesforce.com, QuickBooks, NetSuite, Intacct, Zuora, Zendesk and Bill.com. Quickbase Sync for CSV extends the reach of the popular no-code integration capability across new data sources and files types.
Pricing and Availability
Quickbase Sync for CSV will be generally available on Jan. 26, 2016, at no extra cost to all customers with a Premier, Platform or Unlimited subscription to Quickbase. For more information on unlocking critical business data with Quickbase Sync for CSV, please join the product webinar on Tuesday, February 16th at 2:00pm ET.
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